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ademption

[uh-demp-shuh n]
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noun Law.
  1. the failure of a legacy because the subject matter no longer belongs to the testator's estate at death.
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Origin of ademption

1580–90; < Latin ademptiōn- (stem of ademptiō) a taking away, equivalent to adempt(us) (ad- ad- + em(p)-, stem of emere to take + -tus past participle suffix) + -ion- -ion
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Historical Examples

  • In case of ademption of a particular article, the bequest is satisfied.

    Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 3

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British Dictionary definitions for ademption

ademption

noun
  1. property law the failure of a specific legacy, as by a testator disposing of the subject matter in his lifetime
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin ademptiōn- a taking away, from adimere to take away, take to (oneself), from ad- to + emere to buy, take
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